Wound Care

Pressure injury prevention

Pressure injuries are now being specifically audited by Ministry of Health Designated Auditing Agencies (DAA’s) in 2016.  All age-related residential care provides will be required to notify under s31 pressure injuries grade 3, 4, unstagable and suspected deep tissue injuries.  (S 31 reporting form) Auditor are also instructed to look at pressure injury prevention programmes.  See guide for detail

An expert advisory panel has been set up for this piece of work.  The panel includes Waikato DHBs Julie Betts Nurse Practitioner.  Julie can be contacted via Julie.betts@waikatodhb.health.nz

Skin tear prevalence literature review from  reference  J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2017;44(1):29-33